For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.
~Folliat S. Pierpoint
Life is huge!
Rejoice about the sun, moon, flowers, and sky.
Rejoice about the food you have to eat.
Rejoice about the body that houses your spirit.
Rejoice about the fact that you can
be a positive force in the world around you.
Rejoice about the love that is around you.
If you want to be happy, commit
to making your life one of rejoicing.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. ~Psalm 96:11 ✝
**Photo taken by Natalie
**Images via Pinterest; collage by Natalie
**Image via Pinterest; text box added by Natalie; collage by Natalie;
border and special effects done on iPiccy
**Photo by Natalie; text image via Pinterest; collage by Natalie
In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. ~Rose G. Kingsley
And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as we find in October and November when a cooler version of summer is in effect in Texas. ~Edited and adapted quote by Rose G. Kingsley
I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud and too hot. ~Edited and adapted line by Lin Yutang
So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. ~Lin Yutang
Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. ~Lin Yutang
It knows the limitations of life and its content. ~Lin Yutang
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? ~Job 12:12 ✝
**All photos taken by me in my yard today. The yard may not has as many blooms now as the riotous days of its early splendor, but it has more than enough to keep feeding my soul.
**Photo of water lily by Natalie; text box added by Natalie; collage by Natalie